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Polk County Arts

November, 2013

  • 19 November

    McDonald’s to Sponsor Junior OLT Christmas Play

    BY LARRY BLOCK – A local favorite has come to the aid of another local favorite. One local favorite is the Junior Ouachita Little Theatre (JOLT), the group of kids ranging from kindergarten through 12th grade, who participate in acting workshops and plays throughout the year.  They are performing their Christmas Variety Play this year, which consists of 2 plays, ...

  • 11 November

    OLT to Host Free Seniors Appreciation Show

    BY LARRY BLOCK – The Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT), at 610 Mena St. is hosting a showcase performance for the community that particularly focuses on entertainment that will be appreciated by seniors, 60 and over, on Friday, November 15, at 7:30 PM, and they can attend for free. The admission price for anyone under 60 is $5.00. Advance reservations can ...

  • 7 November

    Saturday Night at the Lyric at OLT

    BY LARRY BLOCK – Just as the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) concluded its Fall mystery, Dial M for Murder, it is time for the OLT’s quarterly live local musical entertainment show, Saturday Night At The Lyric (SNL). SNL returns to the stage this Saturday night, November 9, at 7:30 PM. It will contain a variety of live local entertainment, hosted ...

  • 7 November

    Holiday Special Bread

    BY JANE BRACE – Family and friends gathering for Thanksgiving? How about coming up with a fabulous loaf of Braided Herb Bread to go with that turkey or ham? Barbara Tobias will hold another bread-making class on Saturday, November 16, at Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena Street. Barbara will demonstrate how to mix the dough, shape the braids, and bake ...

  • 1 November

    Playing with Fire

    BY SHARON LONEWOLF – The Mena Art Gallery invites you to attend another mind-expanding event at 5:30 pm on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 607 Mena Street. As part of the Art Awareness program at the gallery, Sam Tobias will be sharing a visual treat from one of the finest exhibits in the Oklahoma City Museum of Art: a look ...

October, 2013

  • 29 October

    JOLT Names Cast for 2013 Holiday Play

    BY LARRY BLOCK – Junior Ouachita Little Theatre (JOLT) President, and director of this year’s JOLT holiday play, Morgan Richmond, has completed a two-day audition, and has named the cast for this year’s performance. “Instead of doing one big play, we are doing two shorter plays, plus some other individual short performances,” she commented. “The two plays we have selected, ...

  • 29 October

    Reception for Christmas Gift Show at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – On Saturday, November 2, from 1 to 3 pm, there will be a reception at Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena Street, to formally open the 2013 Christmas Gift Show. There will be work in almost any media, including oil painting, pastels, watercolor, pen and ink, three-dimensional work, jewelry, and fiber arts. And probably at least ...

  • 24 October

    Check-in Date for Christmas Gift Show Art Work

    BY BARBARA M TOBIAS – Yes, I know you’re not ready for the holidays to be upon us—neither am I. But October 30 is the check-in date if you want to enter some of your work in the Mena Art Gallery’s annual Christmas Gift Show. We will be accepting entries from 10 am till 4 pm on that day. The ...

  • 24 October

    Last Weekend for Dial M for Murder at OLT

    BY LARRY BLOCK – This Friday night, October 25, at 7:30 PM, at the Ouachita Little Theatre, (OLT), is the beginning of the last weekend of Dial M for Murder, the play by Frederick Knott, that ended up in the wonderful Alfred Hitchcock movie of the same name. It is the story about a wealthy but naïve woman married to ...

  • 15 October

    Herbs and Legends

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – On Monday evening, October 21, at 5:30 pm, Mena Art Gallery will hold another in its series of programs on “Art Awareness” at the gallery, 607 Mena Street. Carolynne Cook is a member of the Northern Cheyenne tribe as well as a long-time gallery member. She will explain how many herbs are used as remedies, ...